Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > how long should I wait?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-20-2007, 02:48 AM   #1
ron,ar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Little Rock, arkansas
Posts: 322
Liked 26 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default how long should I wait?

I know this has been covered before but...I am a worrier. I made the welches frozen version that Yoopergirl posted for me. I multiplied everything in order to make a 3 gallon batch. My starting SP was 1.095. I allowed it to set , covered for about 12 hours and pitched yeast. I used the Montrachet yeast, did not reconstitute, just sprinkled it on top and recovered. Its 9 hours later and still nothing. No activity at all. I did bring the fermenter inside out of the cold. I would guess the temp of the must was around 56 F when I pitched the yeast. Temp inside now is around 72-75 F. Any ideas?


ron,ar is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 04:21 AM   #2
dibby33
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dibby33's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hobart, Tasmania
Posts: 2,164
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Relax, have some patience!

Have a beer (or a glass of wine) or whatever. Do the crossword, shovel snow...


__________________

Primary
s : Ginger Beer, Wheat Beer
.
Secondary :
Empty
Bottled
: all drunk
Drinking : A Lot.
Next Up : Wheat Beer with grainy things
dibby33 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 01:09 PM   #3
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan
Posts: 65,146
Liked 5940 Times on 4235 Posts
Likes Given: 1516

Default

56 degrees is way too cold- so keeping it warmer is the key. It should be fine- you can stir it twice a day, if you want. Maybe the cold caused the yeast to flocculate, so I'd stir it up. I stir my wines for the first two or three days anyway, to get oxygen into them.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2007, 01:28 AM   #4
ron,ar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Little Rock, arkansas
Posts: 322
Liked 26 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default 32 hrs

It has been 32 hrs, I removed the cloth and gave it a big stirrin with a sterilized stainless spoon. If it don't get kicked off in the mrning I am going to reconstitute some more yeast and chunk it in there.
I don't like opening that bucket very often, outta sight, outta mind keeps the critters out.
ron,ar is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Did I wait too long? slayer84 Hops Growing 0 08-13-2009 12:53 AM
How long to wait... wrigh1st Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 05-20-2009 02:13 PM
how long to wait? beerbelay General Techniques 4 05-19-2009 01:24 PM
How Long To Wait amrmedic Bottling/Kegging 1 12-15-2008 05:39 PM
Why Did I Wait So Long? Brewsmith Cider Forum 23 01-25-2007 04:34 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS